Feb 24, 25 and March 2, 3, 4
7 p.m. (Thursday, March 2 performance will begin at 6:30 p.m.)
Simms Center for the Performing Arts

Chaplin: The Musical

This year's spring musical is based on the life of Charlie Chaplin with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by Curtis and Thomas Meehan.

To register for tickets, click here.
Student-Directed One Act Plays
May 5, 6
7 p.m.
Simms Center for the Performing Arts
I Couldn't Sleep
I Couldn’t Sleep tells the story of four teenagers who become unlikely friends at a late night coffee shop due to their varying degrees of insomnia. This drama/comedy follows the group as they learn to cope with their individual challenges together.
Written and Directed by Alexis Hernandez '17
The Most Pretentious Play Ever
A semi-abstract, satirical, nescient, neo-noire, feminist, introspective, artistic, sadistic, theatrical piece on the state of pretentiousness in our modern day society.
Written and Directed by Bethany Bauer '17
She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More
(Mostly) acclaimed author, Alina Devereux, is releasing her first book in 20 years. But trouble brews at her celebratory gathering. How far will someone go for fame and fortune? Find out in She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More.
Written by Steven Stack
Directed by Dana Portnoy '18

Tuesday, March 14

7 p.m.
Simms Center for the Performing Arts, Little Theater

Five short plays by sixth grade students.

As part of their Drama 6 class, students explored the worlds, characters and circumstances surrounding the Persephone myth. They worked in small groups to imagine, write and develop short plays based on their explorations. Because of her age and archetype, Persephone is a character with whom sixth grade students can easily identify. Her story involves major players in the cast of Greek mythology, which sixth grade students studied this fall. Five scripts will receive premiere performances and highlight the process during this 6/7 production collectively title THE PERSEPHONE PROJECT.
Spring Dance Concert: Echoes - A Voyage through Oceans of Time and Memory, Music and Dance
April 12, 13 - 7 p.m.
Simms Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium

The Academy Dance Program in collaboration with Academy’s own Roots Music Club transforms your evening into a magical voyage, traveling to a colorful vast bazaar of riches and spices that tantalize the senses in various traditions of music and dance.

General Ticket Information

  • All tickets are free, and seating is first come, first served.
  • Patrons will not be allowed into the theater without a ticket, and seats may not be held for people who do not have a ticket.
  • Online reservations will close one hour before a performance.
  • Tickets will only be held until 10 minutes before performances, at which time they will be released to stand-by patrons.
  • The ticket box office will open one hour before performances; doors to the theater will open approximately 30 minutes before performances.
When ticket reservations are no longer available
Due to some reservations remaining unclaimed at the start of a show, seats are often available for performances even when fully reserved in advance on our web site.

Unclaimed tickets are released to standby patrons just prior to the start of a performance.

To be included on the standby list, you and your entire party must be present in the lobby and your names must be placed on the standby list at the ticket table for that night's show. Standby names are not accepted in advance. The ticket table opens each evening at 6 p.m.

Special Seating Arrangements

  • Sign language interpreting will be provided for theatrical productions at the first Saturday performance as necessary. Due to requirements for scheduling interpreters, requests for show signers must be received two weeks before the performance. Requests are handled on a show-by-show basis. Please e-mail Richard Hogle for more information (e-mails are answered Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except on holidays).
  • Wheelchair seating is available. Please e-mail Richard Hogle with details of time and performance if you need accommodations for wheelchair access.

Smoke-Free Campus
Albuquerque Academy is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is not allowed in buildings or anywhere on the grounds.

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Parking at the Academy

Albuquerque Academy is located at 6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, at the intersection of Wyoming and Academy. There are three entrances to campus:
1) Wyoming and Burlison gate
2) North gate off Harper
3) South gate off Academy

The closest parking lot to Simms Center for the Performing Arts (Building 13) is Lot P10, nearest to the south gate off of Academy.

The best/larger parking lot for the Visual Arts Building (Building 1) is Lot P5, nearest to the west gate off Wyoming.

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Albuquerque Academy is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving middle school and high school students in grades 6 through 12, located in Albuquerque, NM.


6400 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109-3899
ph: 505-828-3200